Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure designed to help relieve the symptoms of chronic sinusitis without damaging the natural drainage system of the nose and sinuses. This procedure dilates the natural sinus ostia using a soft balloon catheter to help restore the natural flow of the sinus cavities. This process is called "mucociliary flow."

Balloon Sinuplasty allows the surgeon to restore mucociliary flow without the need for cutting or removing bone or tissue. Our sinus surgeons in Los Angeles, Glendale, and Montebello specialize in Balloon Sinuplasty and are among the most experienced in the greater Los Angeles area.

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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is designed to help alleviate the symptoms of chronic sinusitis for those who have failed medical management.

Any patient who has not responded to long term antibiotics and steroids may be a candidate for this procedure. At LACENTA in Los Angeles Balloon Sinuplasty patients typically seek treatment due to painful facial pressure and sinus headaches. Using this minimally invasive technique, our surgeons can dilate open the natural sinus ostia (drainage pathway) using technology similar to heart surgeons opening up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty.

This allows the sinuses to drain old mucous and pus causing headaches and thick post nasal drip. Unlike traditional sinus surgery, BSP does not require the surgeon to remove bone and tissue and can be performed in the office setting with a simple local anesthetic.

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Chronic sinus infections and the related symptoms are tough to live with. The doctors at the Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy know how frustrating living with a chronically stuffy nose can be, so for their patients in Los Angeles balloon sinuplasty is offered as an effective means of achieving lasting, non-invasive relief.

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How does balloon sinuplasty work?

Balloon sinuplasty is a medical breakthrough in the treatment of persistent sinus infection. Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic surgical technique that requires no cutting of the patient's nasal tissue or bone structure. Essentially, the procedure is accomplished by placing a small, flexible balloon catheter into the patient's sinus cavity.

Once in place, the catheter is gently inflated, expanding the sinus opening that has been constricted due to chronic sinusitis. Next, a saline solution is flushed into the sinus cavity, which clears out accumulated pus and mucus. Finally, the catheter is removed, leaving the sinus opening widened without having to remove tissue through an invasive surgical procedure.

Is balloon sinuplasty a long-term solution?

By the time many people seek treatment for chronic sinusitis, they have suffered from the condition for many years. Studies show that patients who undergo balloon sinuplasty to address chronic sinusitis are able to achieve significant relief of their symptoms. As with any surgical procedure, individual results will vary.

However, patients who have received balloon sinuplasty report a reduction of the symptoms of sinusitis lasting anywhere from nine months to two years. One of the most appealing aspects of balloon sinuplasty is the fact that this treatment approach can be used with other forms of treatment and can be repeated as needed. Balloon sinuplasty is also a safe and effective solution for children who suffer from chronic sinusitis and has far fewer risks of complication than more invasive surgical options.

What are the differences between traditional surgical options and balloon sinuplasty?

Prior to the advent of this revolutionary technology, individuals who suffered from chronic sinusitis had little option but to undergo invasive surgery to address the condition. As with any form of surgery, there were risks of complications.

Because sinus surgery involves removing a portion of the patient's bone and sinus tissue, significant pain and prolonged recovery time was the norm. With balloon sinuplasty, complication risks are greatly reduced, and our Los Angeles Balloon Sinuplasty patients experience very little discomfort or pain associated with the procedure.

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The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include:

  • Safe: Since 2005, more than 375,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty.
  • Proven Effective: Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery. 1
  • Fast Recovery: While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.2

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive technique that can be performed in the comfort of the office without requiring a general anesthesia. This allows for an easy patient experience without a long recovery time. At LA CENTA we have performed hundreds of in-office procedures with amazing results and patient satisfaction. Click here for real patient testimonials just minutes after their procedure.

If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding to long term medical management you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty. Take our short quiz to see if you are a good candidate or call and make an appointment today!

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Important Safety Information

Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.

1. Weiss RL, Church CA, et al. Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: two-year follow up. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;139:S38-S46.

2. Karanfilov B, Silvers S, Pasha R, Sikand A, Shikani A, Sillers M; for the ORIOS2 study investigators. Office-based balloon sinus dilation: a prospective, multicenter study of 203 patients. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013;3(5):404-411.

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